When asked this question, I always share a little about my background. This is a great opportunity to highlight anything you are proud of or want an interviewer to know about you. Keep it simple, unless they ask you to go into detail about your education and work experiences. Here are a few speaking points I would recommend:
- Talk about where you go to school and your major -- If you are really passionate about your major, share that and why you chose it.
- What extra-curricular activities are you involved in? Highlight those and any leadership roles you have held. Again, if you are really passionate about a certain extra-curricular, share why.
- Talk high-level about your work experience. Keep it basic such as, "Throughout college, I have worked in the Admissions Office which has taught me X. I also had an internship with X where I learned X."
- If you work part-time while in school and are limited in your extra-curricular involvement, share that as well. Interviewers appreciate a good work ethic regardless of what your experience is in.
It's important to find a balance between sharing too little and sharing too much. You don't want to provide the bare minimum but you also don't want to talk for 10 minutes about yourself. The interviewer will ask you to elaborate on anything he/she wants to know more about.